Last night the Boston Bruins got themselves within a game of the Stanley Cup Finals, moving the Leafs within one Bruins win of an additional 2nd round pick in 2012 as a result of the conditional draft selection included in the Tomas Kaberle deal. If the Bruins were to go on and win, Tyler Seguin picking up a Stanley Cup ring in his first season in the league would undoubtedly be the basis of ample Leafs joke fodder but this has to be viewed as a positive development from the Toronto perspective (if you can look past the deal and accept the possibility that both sides got a good player). In terms of the Kaberle deal, it’s smiles all around if Kabs winds up with a ring and the Leafs get Joe Colborne, a first and a second round pick.
I’m getting ahead of myself here; Guy Boucher’s Lightning came back from a 3-1 deficit way back in round one against Pittsburgh and they return home to try to force a Game 7 that seems only fitting with the way this Eastern Conference finals series has played out.
It’s the start of rumour season as MLHS‘ Cameron has the breakdown of the early craziness heading towards an off-season in which Burke will look to add a big name up front be it through trade or free agency.
Tim Panaccio on May 12 mentions the possibility of a Carter move and only that “Toronto would love him, among others,” which could be the [weak] basis for the rumour.
Bruce Arthur with the story.
Bob McKenzie on last night’s Bruins Game 5 win and some comment on tonight’s elimination game for the Sharks.
Lyle Richardson with updates on the Hawks’ cap situation, the possibility of arbitration for New Jersey and Zach Parise, and RFA Andrew Ladd, who will hold off on contract negotiations with Atlanta until the move to Winnipeg is final.
Despite the potential 2nd round pick incoming from the Bruins, are you with me in despising the likely Bruins/Canucks Stanley Cup Final?